Sunday, October 12, 2008

Push The Button

What’s your most embarrassing experience?

Raft3r has many. Lemme share with you the most recent one.

On an early Monday morning, Raft3r was on an elevator ride with an elderly male office mate. He looked familiar. So I immediately struck a conversation with him.

In that short span of time, we talked about his family and other personal stuff I knew about him.

Things were going pretty well until it was time for me to get off the elevator. I bid him farewell and called him by his name.

That’s when it happened.

Before Raft3r could step out of the elevator, I heard the old gentleman say: “By the way, my name is NOT Vic.”

I turned red. Raft3r immediately apologized and blamed everything on mistaken identity.

I thought the person I was speaking with was ‘Vic’ who was recently honored by the top honchos in the office.

Man, Raft3r even congratulated the old guy on the elevator. I was totally humiliated.

I went on with my errand and put the whole incident behind me. Ten minutes later, fate was kind enough to let Raft3r run into him again and still on the elevator.

I tried to turn away but second guessed myself since the gesture was too obvious. Raft3r stepped in the elevator. I gave him a quick smile. The old man went on and said he knew ‘Vic’ personally.

Raft3r remained mum and silently prayed to make the elevator ride go faster.

Note to self: Stop talking to strangers.

22 comments:

Judayski said...

bwahahaha!!! you know what, i have this evil wish to run into you while "vic" is also in the area then i'll point you to him discreetly and say, "si vic oh." =) la lang, i know it would crack you up.

as for embarrassing expies, go ask my portia about "raspberry". promise, matatawa ka!

Raft3r said...

judayski, Pucha. Dyahe talaga ire. Ayoko. Hehe

liza said...

bwehehehe, kakahiya talaga yun, but it happens to everyone, so ok lang yun. i'm sure gustung-gusto mo nang tumalon palabas ng elevator. at inulit pa hahahaha.

Sonnet's said...

Hahaha!!! Naku symptoms yan ng lumalalang attention deficit disorder:)

Raft3r said...

liza, Yun nga. Naulit pa. Nyahaha

sonnet's, Yan ba angtamang medical condition for Raft3r? Hehe

Wendy said...

At least the old man was nice about it 'no.

Ang most embarassing experience ko - Nadapa ako face down sa sidewalk na katabi ng malalim na slum area. Di naman ako dumiretso sa bangin pero nasiko ko ang isang bilaong indian mangoes na tinda ng lalaking sidewalk vendor. Gulong ang mga mangga everywhere. Tapos pinagtawanan ako ng ibang sidewalk vendors habang pinupulot ko yung mga mangga. Naawa yung tindero ng mangga sa 'kin. Sya na lang daw ang pupulot. Hiyang-hiya ako nun. Ang engot ko kasi. Kasama ko pala yung kaibigan ko that time and tawa sya ng tawa after ko tumayo sa pagkakadapa.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Nyahaha. Sorry, ha. Pero tawa ako ng tawa. Hehe

bestfriend said...

tsk tsk tsk..sobrang PR kasi

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Oo nga. Time to change my ways. Hehe

Carol said...

i'm not good with names too. kaya hindi ako nagbabanggit ng pangalan pag may kinakausap akong di ko kilala hehehe

pixie27 said...

LOL!

liza said...

hey raft3r! i have an award and a tag for you, please grab them later ;)

http://mlizcochico.com/?p=1196

cheers.

Raft3r said...

carol, Hehe. Lesson learned the hard way talaga ako.

pixie27, You're back! For good na ba ito?

liza, Salamat. Will check it out for sure.

bena said...

hahaha! that's what you get in talking to strangers! blehhh! hihihi.. peace out! at least he knows who Vic is..

the donG said...

hehehe... naku kakainis nga ang ganyang mga araw.

Raft3r said...

bena, Nakakahiya talaga. Sobra.

the dong, Tama ka dyan. Gusto ko ngang lamunin na lang ako ng lupa ng mga panahon na yon, eh.

Wendy said...

Ok lang.Kahit ako natatawa and napapailing pag naaalala ko yun.

Raft3r said...

wendy, You win. Hands down. Nyahaha

brainteaser said...

Wahahahhahahahahha!

Wahahahahhahahahaha!

Hehehehehhe. Huuuuu!

Thanks for the laugh!

Raft3r said...

brainteaser, You're welcome. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

wahahahahah! at least u prove to him that ur cool conversationalist and PR power... hehehe

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nyahaha. Ikaw nga tong ma-PR, eh. Pati ako binobola mo pa. Hehe